Time Out says
Situated in a listed Victorian warehouse in Farringdon is The Piano Works, a unique live music venue. What sets this place apart from London's other evening hang-outs is their pair of pianists, accompanied by a rotating cast of musicians, who play, well, whatever you want. That's right, while you're sipping on an almond and hazlenut sour, or tackling a Tomahawk rib-eye steak, you can make requests to the live band and they'll play your choice of music.
113-117 Farringdon Rd (entrance on Corner of Ray St)
|Opening hours:||5pm-1am Mon-Fri, 12noon-1am Sat, Closed Sun|
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Users say (17)
Average User Rating
4.2 / 5
- 5 star:9
- 4 star:5
- 3 star:2
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
Horrible experience. Violent and aggressive staff. After being mistakenly identified as a guest that had caused trouble, from the dance floor I was forced towards a fire exit which was out of view of the cctv cameras. Before being pushed in I noticed a group of aggressive bouncers standing inside a fire exit corridor waiting.
After demanding to leave via a public exit in view of the cctv cameras the staff reluctantly agreed.
I sincerely hope nobody else is falsely accused by the dishonest predatory staff employed here as if I had not foreseen their attempt to take me into a CCTV black spot I could have easily been assaulted with no evidence to prove otherwise.
A unique dining experience with amazing entertainment! My boyfriend and I enjoyed their 2 course deal which included a glass of prosecco on a Saturday evening. Our table was for 5pm-7pm, however the food was served quickly which enabled us to enjoy some cocktails at our table while watching the amazing piano duo! The freshly served food tasted delicious and was definitely worth the £25 two course offer we payed for! The cocktails, which were included in the happy hour until 7pm, were super tasty and flavoursome! The best part of the night however had to be the amazing and talented duo piano players! On each table you’re given specially designed napkins which you use to request your choice of song. You’re then told to put the napkin on your table lamp with an optional tip before it’s collect by the waiter and given to the piano players. They then give you a shout out and play your song for you – they will really play any request! We ended up leaving the restaurant/ bar 6 hours later after having a great night singing and dancing away with the piano band! Definitely worth a visit. The only thing I would say is that it may be better for larger groups!
Piano Works is a guaranteed fun night out. Live requests played by a piano / small band and a warehouse packed full of energy, singing and dancing. Only problem is that it is a little too popular and it can end up being an evening of being squeezed past and stepped on - but this only slightly detracts from the vibe. Definitely worth checking out, but arrive early to avoid the inevitably long queue which forms around 9 and the cover charge.
I simply loved this place. Normally a non-stop requests bar, it was slightly different when we dropped in. A lady by the name of Hayley McKay was launching a new single - with her set sponsored by Cafe Nero following her appearance on their stage at The Cornbury Festival 2016.
The whole event was a great success - and Hayley delivered in spades. I had never seen her before or hardly heard of her, but have now become a fan.
I have also become a fan of Piano Works. It really works !
I had a great night out at Piano Works. The premise is that the audience request songs which the live band then perform. The more you tip, the more likely your song is to get played. I was a,aged at how talented the musicians were and how they could pick up a song straight away! This is definitely one to go to for a great night out - drinks were reasonably priced. It was mega busy though so be prepared for crowds but it's definitely worth it - I want to go back and try the food!
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